Chicken Chimichangas with Green Sauce

Chicken Chimichangas with Green Sauce

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Bobbi W. 7

"These chimichangas save time by using leftover chicken, or a cold rotisserie chicken from the supermarket as well as canned items to make the sauce!"
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40 m servings 787 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 787 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 47 g
  • 72%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 42.6 g
  • 85%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 1916 mg
  • 77%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Pour the cream of chicken soup into a blender along with the green chiles, olives, jalapeno, and lime juice. Puree until smooth, then pour into a saucepan, and warm over medium-low heat while proceeding with the recipe.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and taco seasoning until well blended. Fold in the chicken. Evenly divide mixture among the 8 tortillas. Fold each tortilla into a rectangular packet around the filling.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry 4 chimichangas at a time until golden brown, then drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  4. To serve, place a chimichanga on a plate, and ladle the warm sauce overtop. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and green onions. Finish with a dollop of sour cream.


  1. 353 Ratings

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This is delicious! I changed the recipe to 4 servings and made the following changes: black olives instead of green, lemon juice instead of lime juice, and 1/2 can refried beans in place of crea...

Most helpful critical review

I think I would search for a different sauce. The chimis themselves were ok (a little dry without sauce) but I didn't care for the sauce.

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This is delicious! I changed the recipe to 4 servings and made the following changes: black olives instead of green, lemon juice instead of lime juice, and 1/2 can refried beans in place of crea...

How to fry a chimichanga with NO MESS: Pour 1/2 inch Oil in your electric skillet and heat to 360 degrees. Place the filling in a recangle fashion. Leaving 2" of the tortilla dry at the top and ...

Pretty good but I would say to bake them!!!!!! We made 4 the way the recipe instructed and fried them. The rest we did various things - baked as is, baked with non fat spray butter, and baked wi...

WOW, this is the best recipe I've tried in a very long time. My husband, who loves chimis from a favorite Mexican restaurant said that these were definately restaurant quality. I followed the ...

Yummy- sooo good!! I also sprayed with cooking spray and baked 15 minutes on each side at 350 degrees. The sauce is surprisingly perfect with the chimis. I only used 5 oz cream cheese because...

Overall this was certainly a crowd pleasing recipe! I used a store bought rotisserie chicken, that made making this so quick and easy. One tip I would suggest is to watch the temp of the oil. ...

I agree with the rest of the reviewers that this is an excellent recipe. Easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. I followed the instructions to the letter except for one variation. A previous...

WOW!! Boy were these good! My whole family gave them a five. Best chimichangas I have ever had. I did bake them instead of frying, and they were perfect. The sauce was delish. Thank you fo...

This recipe was quick and good. I thought the chicken part could have used a little more seasoning, maybe a little garlic and salt. Also if you fry them at the recommend heat they will burn. I...

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